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Centurion,

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:38 pm
by jarndice
Haya have begun to prepare for the introduction into the production of a 1/16 RTR Mk 3 Centurion, :clap: :clap: :clap:
It should go on sale sometime in 2021,
No price yet but if its specs are anywhere close to the Cheiftain it must be worth putting ones hand in the kids inheritance.
Any questions ?
Well you know where to find Andrew. :haha:

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:46 am
by 43rdRecceReg
Thanks for the headsup, Shaun. :thumbup: Looks like I shall have break the piggy bank open, and maybe a real one while I'm at it :lolno:

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:43 am
by dgsselkirk
Oh my....

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:29 am
by 43rdRecceReg
I looked on Andrew's website, Shaun, but couldn't find a mention of the upcoming project. Do you have a link I might have missed?

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:12 am
by jarndice
43rdRecceReg wrote:I looked on Andrew's website, Shaun, but couldn't find a mention of the upcoming project. Do you have a link I might have missed?

RCU :thumbup:

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:49 am
by john1970

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:44 am
by Exhibitedbrute
Certainly one to watch, though I haven’t bought the chieften yet it’s with in sights, just need to get some of my build finished first

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:36 am
by B_Man
That is good news. I have always been keen to build an Australian MKV from Vietnam but not keen enough to take on the cost and extra detailing work of a Ludwig kit. This sounds like it will do the job nicely. I might have my Jagdpanther done by "sometime in 2021" too if I pull my finger out.

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:05 am
by jarndice
With a choice of barrels and a modified engine bay for the later marques,
This really could be what we have been looking for
The Cent was modified by different armies to match their needs and Haya's offering might just provide the working template we have been looking for.
I just hope he is ready for the demand.

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:34 am
by 43rdRecceReg
jarndice wrote:With a choice of barrels and a modified engine bay for the later marques,
This really could be what we have been looking for
The Cent was modified by different armies to match their needs and Haya's offering might just provide the working template we have been looking for.
I just hope he is ready for the demand.


...and the 'bells and whistles', going from recent input, will probably include a smoking, flashing, recoiling barrel. :D Of course, the ultimate would be one that also launches a projectile- but projectiles seem to exclude light in the barrel, unless a channel could be created for a fibre-optic line. :think: I don't see why smoke can't be added to an airsoft function, though, if the smoke is introduced immediately somewhere post-shot. :D

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:43 pm
by Rattlesnake road
Not one of the best tanks I got to drive, driving the ambulance Saracen in N Ireland wasn’t a good idea either.

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:01 pm
by jarndice
Having driven various military vehicles that were designed/built in the 40s as the early Cents/Saracen's/Saladin's /Champs/Humber pigs were I can say there was little in the way of enjoyment driving any of them, BUT they were built in the days when "Soldierproof" had priority over driver comfort :lolno: and they functioned under the most difficult conditions,
Compare
Bedford QL 1942 rebuild which was in service in the 70s in Germany which most winter mornings would bump start a 1/4 million Deutchmark Mercedes Heavy Recovery truck, It was a noisy cold incredibly uncomfortable truck which was irreplaceable, It was also the only British Truck in a fleet of over 200,Dafs, Mercedes and Magirus Deutz.

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:53 pm
by silversurfer1947
In the late 70s, in my local county council, all the gritters and snow ploughs were rebodied ex army Bedfords. And yes, they were very noisy, draughty and bloody freezing when out working. I guess they were probably war surplus. No state of the art wagons that probably cost an arm and a leg, like they have today.

Re: Centurion,

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:28 pm
by Rattlesnake road
The largest tank I got to drive was the mighty Conqueror, thinking back the tracks must of been as wide as the Tigers tracks were, huge monster tank.
I used to spend some of the time on weekends cleaning and painting whatever vehicle I was allocated. When we had urban cam I painted mine up like a haystack, the guys laughed until in a village it actually looked like one, no more laughs, the Adj was impressed I just hoped he never asked me to do his land rover.